Once again: What Watchmen's Zack Snyder says about a sequel

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

The absurd idea of a sequel to Zack Snyder's Watchmen has hit the ether, despite repeated statements by Snyder and his cast that they would NEVER be part of such a thing.

The latest comes in the form of an interview with the New York Times in which he acknowledges that Warner Brothers could make a sequel if it wanted, but that "I don't know that they would get any of those actors to do it, and I know that I wouldn't have anything to do with it."

This, of course, reiterates something Snyder's been saying all along. Back in October, when he screened some early footage to reporters in Los Angeles, he told the audience, "There can't be a sequel. ... There can't be a prequel. Not with me involved, anyway. ... They might be able to find someone to do it, but it wouldn't be me. That's crazy talk."

For her part, Malin Akerman—who plays Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre II—tells that she'd have no part of a follow-up movie either.

"It would be interesting to see," she told the site. "But I don't really know how [a sequel] would ever be possible. Because Watchmen is Watchmen, and we covered pretty much the whole novel."

The most recent sequel rumors—heck, the movie doesn't even come out until March 6!—are the result of a short-film comic tie-in that never happened, Snyder says.

"I'm not sure if there are talks of it," Akerman said about a sequel. "If no one wants to watch it, then why do it?"